Theatrical Arts

Canandaigua Academy Theatre

began in 1923 with the production of The Love Pirates of Hawaii under the direction of Miss Mattison and Miss Curtis. In 1964, twenty-three productions later, the actual Academy Players Drama Club began. From 1960-1990, the Academy Players put on thirty-two productions, all under various directors. In 1991, Mr. Scott Schauman, our current director, began to direct and produce the productions.
Rimers of Eldritch

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Rimers of Eldritch

Our 2016 Drama

Disaster!

Our Spring 2017 Musical

Cast List

Disaster!

Student Director: Jessica Anderson / Skylar Guest

Chad: Anthony Ceddia / Dane Jensen

Scott: Alex Francis / Drew Glitch

Professor Ted Scheider: T.J. Berley / Andrew Kemler

Tony: Ben Siciliano / Quentin Wall

Marianne: Lauren LaBarge / Brynn Schauman

Sister Mary Downy: Dani Callard / Sarah Hughston

Shirley: Chloe Bliss / Zoe Martin

Maury: Chase Gagliardi / Luc Pereira

Levora: Audrey Brown / Alyssa Colucci

Jackie: Maddy Cheney / Leanne Schneiter

Ben/Lisa: Genna Burke / Millie Hawkins

The following parts are named for lines, but solo from songs will be determined at rehearsals by audition.

Workman 1: Chase Boggs / Matt Pelton

Workman 2: Teagan Acoff / Jillian Adams

Jake: Matt Pelton / Calogero Tiermini

Chef: Jon Bateman / Max Roth

Taxi Driver: Drew Bittel / Dustin Harris

Cotton Candy Seller: Sarah Alling / Michaela Foster

Young Woman 1: Hannah Godfrey / Kaitlyn Ringhoff

Young Woman 2: Holly McClow / Emma Viggiani

Traci: Vivian Carnevale / Genevieve Dallmeyer-Drennen

Woman: Madi Johnson / Linda Coleman

Wealthy Wife: Jessica Anderson / Mackela Slowe

Wealthy Husband: Matt Uttaro / Quinten Sager

Victim 1: Rose Richelsen

Victim 2: Holly McClow

Victim 3: Emily Luna

Victim 4: Linda Coleman

Victim 5: Arianna Wink

Blinded Woman: Megan Palmer / Emily Teerlink

Sexy Girl: Illy Nicolaides / Skylar Guest

Passenger 1: Jimmy Cherry / Grant Thomas

Passenger 2: Jenna Barnett / Danielle Barone

Wife: Ireland Meenan / Megan Palmer

Husband: Voice only TBD

Male Echo: Nik Gjonbalaj

Female Echo: Emily Teerlink

Chorus:

Adam Brasette / Connor Marble / Erich Rudolph

Julian Wachler-Felder

Kendra Allen / Kaysen Bickel / Jill Bounds

Jaclyn Christensen / Katelyn Egan / Evie Jacobs

Laura Luna / Hannah Nyhan / Caroline Ryan

Khara Simons /Janelle Slaughter / Natalie Wall

Megan Werth

Tap Dancers:

T.J. Berley / Drew Bittel / Chase Boggs

Anthony Ceddia / Andrew Kemler / Luc Pereira

Quinten Sager / Ben Siciliano /Quentin Wall

Jillian Adams /Jessica Anderson /Chloe Bliss

Genna Burke / Dani Callard / Vivien Carnevale

Maddy Cheney /Sarah Hughston / Laura Luna

Ireland Meenan / Megan Palmer / Rose Richelsen

Kaitlyn Ringhoff / Caroline Ryan / Brynn Schauman

Khara Simons / Mackela Slowe /Emma Viggiani

Leanne Schneiter / Danielle Barone


Past Performances

1943 - 1990

  • Ever Since Eve - 1943
  • Once and For All - 1944
  • The Christmas Carol Stars - 1948
  • Divine Flora - 1949
  • Meet Me in St. Louis - 1950
  • Seventeenth Summer - 1951
  • Mr. Barry's Etchings - 1951
  • The Case of the Silent Caroler - 1951
  • Our Miss Brooks - 1952
  • No Room for a King - 1952
  • At the Feet of the Madonna - 1953
  • Men Are Like Street Cars - 1954
  • Breen Valley - 1955
  • Who Stayed Home? - 1955
  • Curtain Going Up - 1956
  • The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners - 1957
  • The Family Nobody Wanted - 1958
  • Love Your Neighbor - 1959
  • Rebel Without a Cause - 1960
  • On With the Show - 1960
  • The Thread That Runs So True - 1961
  • Bye Bye Birdie - 1963
1964 - Actual Academy Players Drama Club Began
  • Finian's Rainbow - 1965
  • Love Makes the World Go Square - 1966
  • The First Mrs. Paris - 1967
  • Music Man - 1968
  • The Miracle Worker - 1969
  • Oklahoma! - 1970
  • Under Milkwood - 1970
  • Little Wormen - 1971
  • Spoon River - 1971
  • The Crucible - 1972
  • The Cave Dwellers - 1972
  • Hello Out There - 1972
  • Camelot - 1973
  • The Rimers of Eldritch - 1973
  • Cactus Flowers - 1974
  • Murder Takes the Stage - 1975
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail - 1975
  • Petey's Choice - 1976
  • You Can't Take it With You - 1976
  • Our Town - 1977
  • What's Wrong with the Girls - 1978
  • Don't Drink the Water - 1978
  • The Simple Truth - 1978
  • The Braggart - 1978
  • Ten Little Indians - 1980
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail - 1981
  • Bye Bye Birdie - 1985
  • I Know I Saw Gypsies - 1987
  • Godspell - 1987
  • Bye Bye Birdie - 1988
  • The Face on the Barroom Floor - 1988
  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown - 1989
  • Once Upon a Mattress - 1990

1991 - Present

All Productions from 1991 - present were produced and directed by Mr. Scott Schauman. Musical Direction by Mrs. Mary Hamlin 1991 - 1999
  • Damn Yankees - 1991
  • The Mouse That Roared
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood - 1992
  • Dark of the Moon - 1992
  • Grease - 1993
  • Kiss and Tell - 1993
  • Fiddler on the Roof - 1994
  • The Crucible - 1994
  • Oklahoma! - 1995
  • The Good Doctor - 1995
  • West Side Story - 1996
  • Death of a Salesman - 1996
  • Into the Woods - 1997
  • 3 "Plays in a Round": The Real Inspector Hound, Fool's Paradise, The Still Alarm - 1997
  • Anything Goes - 1998
  • Harvey - 1998
  • Oliver! - 1999
  • Our Town - 1999
Musical Direction by Jennifer Maxfield 2000-2001
  • George M! - 2000
  • Noises Off - 2000
  • The Boyfriend - 2001
  • Witness for the Prosecution - 2001
Musical Direction by Mrs. Amy Story 2002-2014
  • Titanic - 2002
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner - 2002
  • Les Miserables - 2003
  • Picnic - 2003
  • Big River - 2004
  • On the Tazzle - 2004
  • Seussical - The Musical - 2005
  • The Miser - 2005
  • The Music Man - 2006
  • Flowers for Algernon - 2006
  • Beauty and the Beast - 2007
  • You Can't Take It With You - 2007
  • Ragtime - 2008
  • Look Homeward, Angel - 2008
  • Showboat - 2009
  • The Phantom Tollbooth - 2009
  • Les Miserables - 2010
  • Detective Story - 2010
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie - 2011
  • The Crucible - 2011
  • All Shook Up - 2012
  • Battle of Angels - 2012
  • Legally Blonde - 2013
  • Rehearsal for Murder - 2013
  • Titanic - 2014
  • The Divine Flora - 2014
Musical Direction by Ms. Jenny Cerne 2015-Present
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It - 2015
  • Jabberwock - 2015
  • The Little Mermaid - 2016
  • Rimers of Eldritch - 2016
  • Disaster! - 2017